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  Character comes before the teacher.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  I learned much from my teachers, more from my friends, and the most from my pupils.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Experience is not a kind teacher, but it is always a truthful one.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Teaching of others teaches the teacher.  
 -  English proverb
  

  To become a teacher one must first respect one's teacher.  
 -  Vietnamese proverb
  

  If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who is his own teacher has a fool for his pupil.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Respect your teachers more than your parents.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Your teacher can lead you to the door; the acquiring of learning rests with each person.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Our first teacher is our own heart.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Once one is a teacher, one becomes a parent for life.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.  
 -  Andy Rooney
  

  I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be!  
 -  Arthur C. Clarke
  

  Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.  
 -  Bob Talbert
  

  A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.  
 -  Buddha
  

  Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.  
 -  Carl Jung
  

  Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.  
 -  Charles William Eliot
  

  In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth.  
 -  Dan Rather
  

  Broke people giving financial advice is like a shop teacher with missing fingers.  
 -  Dave Ramsey
  

  Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: The first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.  
 -  Edward Gibbon
  

  The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you.  
 -  Elie Wiesel
  

  America believes in education: The average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.  
 -  Evan Esar
  

  A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.  
 -  Ever Garrison
  

  If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.  
 -  Frank Zappa
  

  One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.  
 -  Gail Goldwin
  

  The best organizations assign people to jobs in much the same way that sports coaches or music teachers choose exercises for their students - to push them beyond their current capabilities and build the skills that are most important.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Don't just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything!  
 -  George Carlin
  

  The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  School teachers, taking them by and large, are probably the most ignorant and stupid class of men in the whole group of menial workers.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  
 -  Henry Brooks Adams
  

  A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover.  
 -  Homer Simpson
  

  A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.  
 -  Gail Goldwin
  

  The best organizations assign people to jobs in much the same way that sports coaches or music teachers choose exercises for their students - to push them beyond their current capabilities and build the skills that are most important.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Don't just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything!  
 -  George Carlin
  

  The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  School teachers, taking them by and large, are probably the most ignorant and stupid class of men in the whole group of menial workers.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  
 -  Henry Brooks Adams
  

  A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover.  
 -  Homer Simpson
  

  A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Kids don't lack capacity, only teachers.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  My goal is to translate response into results. Some teachers teach for others to learn. That's not me. Some teachers teach for others to accomplish. That is me.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I used to say, 'Things cost too much.' Then my teacher straightened me out on that by saying, 'The problem isn't that things cost too much. The problem is that you can't afford it.' That's when I finally understood that the problem wasn't 'it' - the problem was 'me.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows on rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.  
 -  John Steinbeck
  

  To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  Experience is the teacher of all things.  
 -  Julius Caesar
  

  I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to these teachers.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.  
 -  Karl Menninger
  

  We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.  
 -  Katharine Hepburn
  

  In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.  
 -  Lee Iacocca
  

  Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.  
 -  Mark Van Doren
  

  What is a teacher? I'll tell you: It isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  There are two kinds of teachers: The kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.  
 -  Robert Frost
  

  As more people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  Get off your butt! You have to get smart, you have to look for teachers. I mean, that's pretty obvious -you want to be a mechanic, you go hang out with mechanics. You want to be a school teacher, hang out with school teachers. It's really simple. And it takes discipline, determination, drive, correction. You can't quit.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Success is a poor teacher.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Never regret your past. Rather, embrace it as the teacher that it is.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  In the school I went to, they asked a kid to prove the law of gravity and he threw the teacher out of the window.  
 -  Rodney Dangerfield
  

  I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.  
 -  Socrates
  

  When I was in school the teachers told me practice makes perfect; then they told me nobody's perfect so I stopped practicing.  
 -  Steven Wright
  

  A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.  
 -  Thomas Carruthers
  

  The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  When you study great teachers you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.  
 -  William Glasser
  

  Prosperity is a great teacher, adversity a greater.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  What an awful trade that of professor is - paid to talk, talk, talk! It would be an awful universe if everything could be converted into words, words, words.  
 -  William James
  

  I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  I don't know if I've learned so much from people as from events. Events are the best teacher for us. You try to learn from people, there is always some bend to it.  
 -  Yoko Ono
  

  Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Life is a cruel teacher. She'll test you first then give you the lesson later.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I love that kid that argues with the teacher and entertains the whole class.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Math teacher: I have 5 bottles in one hand, and 6 in the other. What do I have? Student: A drinking problem.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The 2 rules of Judo training: 1) the teacher is always right and 2) when you think the teacher is wrong, refer to rule one.  
 -  Unknown
  

  As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in schools.  
 -  Unknown
  

  During a test when the teacher passes by, you cover your answers with your hand so that the teacher can't see how stupid you are.  
 -  Unknown